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Ileoscopy Experience

Ileoscopy | Experience

At some point in an ostomate's life, they will probably need to get a scope procedure. Since a colonoscopy is no longer an option, we get an ileoscopy.

Laura Cox
Child’s Ostomy Surgery

Video: How to Prepare for Your Child’s Ostomy Surgery

In this video, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, gives tips about how to prepare for your child's ostomy surgery.

Aimee Sharp
OstomyLife Community Spotlight

OstomyLife Community Spotlight | Melissa Marshall

We want to share the stories of our amazing community members! Melissa was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. When cancer free she founded a non-profit.

Laura Cox
what is an ostomy

Video: What Is An Ostomy?

In this video, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, answers the question: what is an ostomy? She talks about surgery, recovery and more.

Aimee Sharp
Invisible Illness

Living with Invisible Illness | A Personal Story

Laura Cox discusses the difficulties of living with an invisible illness from her perspective. She shares thoughts about looking fine, but not being fine.

Laura Cox
Ostomy Surgery for Men

Video: Ostomy Surgery for Men

Because ostomy surgery takes place very close to the prostate, ostomy surgery for men means different considerations than for women. Learn more.

Aimee Sharp
Lois Fink

Trust Your Gut: Interview with Author and Advocate Lois Fink

Lois Fink, internationally-renowned motivational speaker, recently published her memoir, Courage...

Aimee Sharp
Medicare Ostomy

Medicare Patients’ Go-To Solution for Ostomy Supplies and Lifestyle Resources

Watch this video to hear our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist discuss why she came to partner with Shield and how together we can help medicare ostomy patients.

John Maynard
Child’s Stoma

When You First See Your Child’s Stoma

Here are some ways you can prepare yourself to see your child’s stoma and react positively - which is how doctors and nurses recommend you react.

Laura Cox
Since Getting Ostomy Surgery

Things That Still Bother Me Since Getting Ostomy Surgery – And How I Resolve Them

Since getting ostomy surgery, Laura Cox, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, has been grateful for every day. But that doesn't mean there aren't annoyances!

Laura Cox
Serving Medicare Ostomates Nationwide
Dear Laura, I wear a two piece ostomy bag. I need help with concealing an ostomy bag. When I move around my shirt hikes up and the tip of the bag peeks out from under my shirt.
Tom
Hi Tom, I have a few suggestions that may help!
 
First, I'm wondering if a stealth belt would be a good option for you. This is a black belt that you can conveniently tuck your pouch...